Gartner Research

CIO New Year's Resolutions, 2014

Published: 30 December 2013

ID: G00259755

Analyst(s): John Mahoney, Mark Raskino


This research presents important but less obvious ideas based on discussions with IT and business leaders, as well as insights from Gartner analysts, for CIOs to develop their organizations and themselves. CIOs can apply these concepts to help achieve results beyond the norm.

Table Of Contents


  • 2014: The Start of Your Transformation to a Digital CIO
  • Transform Your Enterprise's Expectations From Conventional to Digital
    • Take Your Board on a Tour of the Digital Industrial Economy, and Establish Initial Objectives
    • Open Minds to Digital Product and Data Innovation
    • Celebrate and Exploit Shadow IT as It Becomes Everyone's IT
  • Transform Your IT Organization's Orientation From Internal Processes to External Differentiation
    • Explore Partnerships With Nonconventional Vendors for Outward-Facing Differentiation
    • Insist That IT Service Utilization and Investment Are Planned, Monitored and Recognized in External Business Terms
    • Block IT's "We've Always Done That" Missions That Prevent Digital Agenda Progress, and Stop Tweaking the Operating Model When You Should Be Innovating the Business Model
  • Transform Your Personal Approach From Operational Support to Creative Leadership
    • Disconnect and Think
    • Broaden and Enrich Your Digital Social Graph
    • Spend Time Shadowing a Peer CIO in Another Industry
  • Technologies to See and Experience in 2014

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